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Veteran & Military Education Benefits

The Office of Veteran & Military Services (VMS) wants to make sure you have the assistance and support you need to use the educational benefits you and/or your family have earned. After you apply to Macomb, you must also apply for your GI Bill Educational Benefits if you have not yet done so – directions can be found below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at veteranservices@macomb.edu.

Apply to Macomb:

Applying to use your GI Bill benefits for the first time?

  1. Complete VA's Form: Application for Benefits (www.gibill.va.gov.) - 22-1990 or 28-1900.
    • Tip: Complete your application six weeks prior to registration for classes.

  2. Provide VMS with copies of your eligibility paperwork when you receive it (Certificate of Eligibility or Notice of Basic Eligibility).
    • Request all previous higher learning institutions transcripts be sent to:

      Macomb Community College
      Records and Registration, G-224
      14500 E. 12 Mile Road
      Warren, MI 48088-3896

    • A Joint Services Transcript (JST) can be obtained at https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do.

  3. Contact Counseling and Academic Advising Services about obtaining a signed copy of your academic program plan (can be obtained during course planning session – see above) and submit it to the Office of Veteran & Military Services.
  4. Register for classes that are required in your program.

  5. Submit Macomb’s Request for GI Bill Certification form and your signed program plan. We can contact you and walk you through any remaining steps.

Using Military Tuition Assistance?

Active duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, and some spouses or civilians can be eligible for Military Tuition Assistance (TA) at Macomb. TA is a program that must be applied for through your branch and can cover tuition costs up to $250 per credit hour. Application/approval processes as well as credit hour and cost caps vary by branch.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions & Outreach at 586.498.4008 or admissions@macomb.edu.